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June 2021 Newsletter

ICF North Texas | Published on 6/7/2021

Important Dates

June 10: SE Region Webinar 12:00 - 1:30 PM CT

June 11: Virtual Mo. Meeting/Program 11:15A - 1:15P CT

June 17: Virtual Happy Hour 5:00 - 6:00 PM CT

July 9: Virtual Mo. Meeting/Program 11:15A - 1:15P CT

July 9: Virtual Chapter Workshop 2:00 - 4:00 PM CT

New Members and New Credentials


Welcome to Our New Members:

•    Valerie Hayes
•    Lisa Krishnan
•    Jason Weber

Congratulations on New Credentials:

•    Valerie Hayes, PCC

Board Member Message

Read the Board Message 

Monthly Events

June 10 Southeast Region Webinar
The Neuroscience of the ICF Core Competencies
Ann Betz, PCC, CPCC

12:00 - 1:30 PM CT

Webinar Cost: ICF Global Members - $10 / Non-ICF Global Members - $20

Ann Betz, CPCC, PCC, MNTC, is the co-founder of BEabove Leadership and an international speaker and trainer on the intersection of neuroscience, coaching and human transformation. Ann provides neuroscience, leadership and coaching consulting to many other corporations and non-profits, including the International Coaching Federation.

What can we accurately claim to be the impact of coaching on the client’s brain? Is there a real, verifiable connection between what we do as coaches and our evolving understanding about the human brain? Join neuroscience and coaching expert Ann Betz for this fascinating session on the connections between current brain research and the revised ICF Competencies.

CCEUs for this Webinar: 1.5 Core Competency Credits

Read the entire webinar description and register here:

June 10 Southeast Region Webinar

June 11 Virtual Chapter Meeting and Program
Getting Grounded in Research
Sarah Eustice

11:15 AM - 1:15 PM CT

Virtual Meeting/Program Fee: Chapter Members - $10 / Non-Chapter Members - $20

Sarah Eustice is a communicator, researcher, and evaluator with over 15 years of experience in the fields of public health, education, and professional coaching. She has worked in an array of settings, including academic, government, and nonprofit institutions. Sarah currently serves as the Assistant Director of Academic Research at the International Coaching Federation.

Coaches frequently question how ICF undertakes research to determine coaching competencies and other useful aspects of our profession. Join Sarah for a discussion of the state-of-the-art research methodologies ICF uses, outcomes from recent studies, and research in progress. She will also provide tips on how you can carry out studies of your own.

CCEUs for this Program: 1 Resource Development Credit

Read the entire program description and register here:

June 11 Virtual Chapter Meeting and Program

June 17 Happy Hour
Free Virtual Coach Connection and Toast to Relocated Members
5:00 - 6:00 PM CT

Would you like to make new connections and strengthen old friendships within the chapter and talk about our favorite subject—coaching? At our upcoming Coach Connection Happy Hour, we are planning a little fun and networking, both in breakout rooms.

After a fun ice warmer game, we’ll have an opportunity to discuss some of the topics presented recently at chapter meetings. And we will toast several members who have moved away from our chapter in the past year.

Mark your calendars for an hour of community building with your chapter. There is no cost to attend, so bring your friends!

Register here:
June 17 Virtual Happy Hour

Chapter News


11th Annual WBECS Pre-Summit
ICF North Texas Opportunity for Free CCEUs

You still have opportunity to participate online with this global Pre-Summit, providing you valuable free coaching for your coaching.

ICF North Texas has partnered with WBECS—the World Business and Executive Coach Summit that features some of the world’s top speakers on the hottest topics in and around coaching. And you’ll see a chance to get more learning, for the best tools and strategies to take your coaching to a higher standard. Please use this link especially for ICF North Texas members to register so that you can receive some exclusive benefits:
  • An ICF Only Membership Area hosted by the WBECS Team to help you connect with coaches globally and access all Pre-Summit recordings through end of June
  • Concierge service to help with any questions or support you with session booking
  • 5 Free CCEUs by attending any sessions of your choice
  • Up to $150 off the Full Summit—ten-month membership
Many popular sessions reached over 50% capacity so they’ll likely be full soon. If you're interested, be sure to secure your complimentary seat now.

International Coaching Week Gets Results

During International Coaching Week in May, ICF North Texas offered more than 50 free coaching sessions to employees of the North Texas Food Bank, continuing to build a commitment to a coaching culture. Thank you to Susan Daniel and her committee—Demi Prentice, Michelle Galen, Sherry Yellin, Laurie Goetz, Staci Witten, and Jane Koenecke—who pulled all the details together for a fantastic response to International Coaching Week.

Demi Prentiss who coordinated volunteers and more said, “We can be very proud that we had 31 pro bono coaches offering multiple sessions to support this important nonprofit organization, and that several ICF NT chapter members hope to enter into a longer-term pro bono relationship with NTFB.”

More than 76 percent gained awareness that will positively impact their role and we received input like this from employees who participated:
  • I feel more confident about how to maximize my strengths.
  • I can move past my imposter syndrome; I now have way to build a leadership mindset.
  • My coach helped me figure out what I value most—and to decide that’s where I apply my best energy. I’m already letting go of less valuable work.
  • This session gave me a more strategic view and outlook on what I want to accomplish.
  • My coach helped me to work through a more effective schedule for long term versus day-to-day tasks.
Thank you to all who volunteered for International Coaching Week! Here are the coaches who were able to complete a session.

Jeff Bearrows                         Kathrine Glass          Ann Margolin
Rodger Blaker                       Jay Harris                   Natalie Mendez
Katherine Bock                     Steve Hendon           Elisabetta Mroski
Susan Daniel                         Rachel Heyduck       Taiwo Olajide
Tom Donaldson                    Dale Hintz                  Amanda Panko
Melody Ford                          Tim Kincaid                Dara Rossi
Darius Frasure                      Kathleen Klaviter      Sue Shibley
Kelly Gallagher                     Jane Koenecke          Lauren Smith
Sumom Geevarughese      Wendy Lee                 Ilene Sporkin

Ever Have Credentialing Questions?

In ongoing efforts to support coaches in earning and maintaining their credentials, the Southeast Region announced quarterly calls available for chapter members who have questions about the ICF Credentialing processes. Please see the registration information below.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM Eastern (New York) Time
Register for the August 17 11:00 AM call here..

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 8:00 PM Eastern (New York) Time
Register for the August 17 8:00 PM call here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM Eastern (New York) Time
Register for the November 16 11:00 AM call here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 8:00 PM Eastern (New York) Time
Register for the November 16 8:00 PM call here.

Member Snapshot - Susan Shapiro, PCC

This month we are pleased to feature our longtime ICF North Texas member and Past-President, Susan Shapiro.

Organization: Susan’s coaching business, OnPoint Leadership, offers executive and leadership coaching for mid to top level leaders. “I have been mentoring and developing people my whole life, so learning coaching was a natural next step,” Susan explained, “teaching me to help leaders become better coaches themselves.”

Training & Continuous Learning: Susan’s coaching journey began when she became part of the first cohort at UTD Coaching program and earned her certification in 2006. She added a Master’s in Administrative Science in 2013. Since then, Susan has experienced countless training programs from accredited sources and from many coaching companies. “My goal is to become a Master Certified Coach and through practice, great mentors and a support system of other great coaches, I believe I can do it. Susan is certified on Hogan, CCL assessments, Korn Ferry, MHS EQ-I, Thomas Killmann Conflict Assessment, Winslow, Workplace Big Five, Leadership Practices Inventory, Strength-finders, Extraordinary Leader, How NASA builds teams, and the Purposeful Coach.

Why Are You a Member? “I love our ICF-North Texas community,” Susan said. They are my friends, trusted colleagues and a source for learning and encouragement for me.” As she looks back on some of her favorite memories so far, Susan reflects on her client, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and how they won the local Prism Award for their coaching programs and outcomes. It is very satisfying work to see your client win such a prestigious award.

“Through my opportunities to attend global conferences, I am connected with coaches from Australia, Canada, UK, Europe, and Japan. As a continuous learner, the insights from the variety of coaches with vast experience, training, approaches, and niches has helped me get better.” She continued, “So many of the programs delivered by ICF North Texas and the All Texas Coaches group have supported my learning journey. ICF Global and Regional conferences were mind-expanding and energizing to me and I remember each one I attended.”

Volunteering Opportunities: Susan has volunteered for a great deal over her years with the chapter, and this effort has helped her build her career and strong friendships. She was President of ICF North Texas in 2012. She initiated the work with North Texas Food Bank during coaching week many years ago. And she has volunteered to lead the ICF MCC LINC group of coaches who are interested in growing, challenging ourselves and learning how to ‘be’ an MCC. Susan said, “Thanks to Sara Smith, Teresa Pool and Mina Brown for advising us along the way. We have been supporting each other on this journey for four years to date.”

Last March soon after Covid 19 broke out and changed the working landscape forever, she and her husband started “Success in Kind,”, a nonprofit that helped small businesses through coaching and consulting. It was very rewarding to serve businesses, listen to them, and help them navigate the complexities of their businesses closing, serving them when they needed it most. It was very exciting to ask for support from ICF North Texas and receive an outpouring of coach volunteers. At one time, they had 50 volunteers serving local businesses.

Favorite Coaching Moments: Susan thought about some of her best memories with her clients and explained.

  • “I coached a very bright and motivated woman in middle management, in charge of strategy and data analytics in a large company. Her lack of ability to connect with her team and her stakeholders was getting in her way of taking on more responsibility for the company. We did the Emotional Intelligence assessment from MHS systems, EQ-i. It was life changing for her and helped her understand why she had been missing opportunities to build unity, involve her people, and tap into their wisdom. With that realization, she changed her approach with her team and has risen to senior level leadership and earned continually impressive roles a more organizations. My relationship with her continues to show me that motivated coachees can do anything they put their minds to.”
  • Another senior leader was loved by her team yet needed to “own the role” and push limits, challenge herself and others, and really influence more strategic decisions. It was her idea to walk at White Rock Lake together while coaching with me. Moving physically forward on the path, viewing the goal, achieving the goal all became much easier for her while we moved together in our sessions. She reported that in between our sessions as she walked alone, she worked on reflecting and reframing issues like we did in coaching sessions. Here is where I learned that a great deal of learning happens ‘in between the sessions’ when the coachees gives themselves time to reflect.

Life Beyond Coaching

Here is Susan with some of her extended family.

Susan loves visiting her kids and grandkids in California. Hiking National Parks is a much-loved hobby and someday she hopes to bring her grandkids to those National Parks.

Get Involved

Our organization depends on our volunteers. We appreciate all you do to keep us such a vibrant ICF chapter!

Please reach out to Jane Koenecke if you are able to help with communications such as coordinating emails or newsletter articles. Thank you!

Join a LINC

Laugh  Interact  Nurture  Contribute 

Members are welcome to join these new LINC groups:
ACC Prep and Coaching Start-Up
Internal Coaches group
PCC Certification group

If you are interested in learning more about the currently active LINC groups, contact Laurie Goetz for more information

Thanks to Our Volunteers

Thank you to Susan Daniel and her committee—Demi Prentice, Michelle Galen, Sherry Yellin, Laurie Goetz, Staci Witten, and Jane Koenecke—who pulled all the details for International Coaching Week, and to the 27 coaches who volunteered!

Contact Information 


President  Kathleen Klaviter, MSOD, PCC
President-elect  Tim Kincaid, PCC 
Secretary  Natalie Mendez, ACC
Treasurer   Jay Harris, PCC
Past President Kristin Robertson, PCC
Programs   Steve Hendon, PCC
Alliances  Susan Daniel, ACC
Membership   Laurie Goetz, ACC
Communications   Jane Koenecke, ACC
Online Platforms  Teresa Dabney, ACC
Special Events  Sandra Knight, ACC


Our Mission

Our mission is to grow and develop a competent coaching community that drives results for coaches and those they serve. We do this by providing strong credentialed coaches, educational programs, and rich resources for internal and external coaches, and organizations and individuals seeking coaches. 

Our Vision

ICF-NT will be known as the leading resource for the coaching community and the organizations and individuals it serves by providing:
  • A collaborative network of credentialed coaches
  • Continuing education 
  • Impactful contributions to the coaching profession